Summary: Safe to ignore
I frequently get a few random applications preventing my Windows 10 device from going to sleep. The one that has always been the most elusive has been NvFBCPluginWindow. I know it has to do with Nvidia but I am not sure what part of the driver package was blocking. Sometimes the process was called G (Scary). Uninstalling drivers doesn’t help… so it is part of the default driver as well. Hmm.
|ShadowPlay||NVIDIA’s proprietary recording method. Captures the framebuffer without any impact to the Graphics API|
|NvFBC||Nvidia Full Frame Buffer Capture. Captures the entire framebuffer (fullscreen)|
|NvIFR||NVIDIA In-Band Frame Render. Single application / window. No upscaling|
|NvENC||NVIDIA Encoder. H.265 (Default is H.264)|
What does that mean?
NVIDIA graphics card have a very efficient method for recording and encoding what is displayed on the screen without having an impact to the Graphics card rendering via Graphics API.
How do I disable this?
GeForce Experience Drivers
Dell with Quadro
I don’t have the GeForce experience drivers installed just the WHQL drivers from windows update. The interface does not have the ability to turn this off. I have read a few posts about command line modifications but those appear to leave security holes.
Summary: do I care?
It is annoying but it is not harmful. Simple case of “The More You Know”